Design

The Sportback model offers more space inside and is now available in only a five-door form, offering a 43mm extra shoulder room and 28mm more elbow room within a longer, lower body. At the front, Audi’s distinctive single frame grille has a hexagonal-pattern mesh flanking the familiar four interlocking rings, with three air intakes just below the bonnet. Close cousin to the A1 Sportback, the A1 Citycarver is a five-door hatchback, modelling sporty lines, broad track and short overhangs. Unlike the Sportback, the Citycarver features Audi’s large, octagonal single frame grille in a strongly sculpted honeycomb pattern. Other distinguishing features include two slots above the grille and a protective contrast finish for the wheel arches and sills. The Citycarver is taller than the Sportback, however, both models offer a large amount of space inside, with a 335-litre boot, and when the back seats are folded down, the capacity of 1,090 litres of storage space – perfect for a little trip away.

Features

Style really does meet versatility with the A1 family. With a wide choice of trim levels across the A1 Sportback range including Technik, Sport, S line variants and Vorsprung, you have the capability to style your Audi exactly how you want it. Choose a sport styling which features a radiator grille and rear diffuser in matt titanium black, while the S line styling takes sporty to the next level with an S line roof spoiler. Upgrade to the most premium trim with the Vorsprung, featuring 18” alloy wheels, Privacy glass and a black styling pack. The Citycarver has its own unique styling package, featuring the octagonal radiator grille, air inlets, diffuser and underbody protection, giving our newest A1 addition that urban off roader look. Plus, with an LED interior lighting pack, front sport seats and aluminium inlays in the cabin, the ambience oozes that chic urban persona.

Performance & Technology

The A1 Sportback produces 95PS to 150PS and the A1 Citycarver ranging between 116PS to 150PS. Offering a TFSI petrol engine and the choice of manual and S tronic transmission, the A1 is the ideal urban companion. The newest addition to the family, the Citycarver produces 200Nm of torque and its punchy engine will take you from 0 – 62mph in 9.9 seconds. The A1 Sportback and the Citycarver keep you fully connected on the road. Control your music and connect your phone and your Audi with Smartphone interface, DAB radio and 8.8” MMI touch all as standard. The optional Audi Virtual Cockpit featuring Navigation and the Information Plus package are there to give you added assistance and reassurance on every journey. Take comfort in the rear parking sensors to guide you into your parking slot, available as standard with the Citycarver, while the A1 Sportback Vorsprung includes parking sensors at the front and rear plus a rear-view camera to get you into the trickiest of parking bays.

Safety

All models have lane departure warning and Audi Pre-Sense front to make life safer in urban streets; this can automatically initiate an emergency stop should it recognise a potential hazard. An array of driver assistance systems are designed to keep you safe and reassured, including hill hold assist which comes standard at entry level, while cruise control available as standard with the A1 Sportback Sport and Citycarver, is designed to give you the option to maintain a selected safe speed for a smooth, comfortable drive. Keep connected with Audi Connect Safety and Service which includes a host of features including e-call – an emergency call is triggered in the event of a serious accident and establishes a voice call connection to local emergency services.